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Certified Electronic Medical Records EHR Coming this Fall

Authorized Testing and Certification Bodies Named to Certify EHRs As of Monday August 30, 2010 the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) has named the inital two companies that have been selected as Authorized Testing and Certification Bodies (ATCBs) to certify Electronic Health Records (EHR), CCHIT and the Drummond Group Inc. They have been authorized to test and certify EHRs for compliance to the certification criteria that was issued by the Department of Health and Human Continue Reading

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What is the Meaningful Use Criteria?

Meaningful Use: Core and Menu Sets The criteria for Meaningful Use is detailed in a list of 25 requirements issued by the Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) which is part of the Department Health & Human Services.  The criteria is bren down into two sets of objectives and measures; A Core Set and a Menu Set. In the core set, there are 15 objectives that each provider must comply with. In the Menu set,  providers are free to choose Continue Reading

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Looking for the Meaning of Meaningful Use

What is Meaningful Use? Confused about the “meaningful use” component of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act’s stimulus program? Well, no wonder. The definition is still in development, even though incentive payments are supposed to begin as early as October 2010 for hospitals. Payments to other “eligible professionals who are meaningful EHR users” are scheduled to begin in January, 2011. To back it up a bit, for those who haven’t had time to scour the scads of government documents, in Continue Reading

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